OnLive -- Very disruptive internet technology to change things as we know it?

Rodrick Brown rodrick.brown at gmail.com
Wed Mar 25 23:39:25 CDT 2009


Not sure if anyone has followed the recent announcement of OnLive and
their new gaming service which will basically allow them to stream
video game gameplay output realtime to any commodity PC over a
broadband network.

Currnet ISP pricing models are not not how many backbone providers
today can handle thousands of users simultaneously watch continuous
streaming video at 5Mb/s ?
If this thing takes off it seem tiered pricing for internet usage
might not be as far off as one may think?

OnLive is launching the world’s highest performance Games On Demand
service, instantly delivering the latest high-end titles over home
broadband Internet to the TV and entry-level PCs and Macs.

More overview here:
http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/24/onlive-killed-the-game-console-star/
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2009/03/24/onlive-the-end-of-seperate-games-platforms/

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[ Rodrick R. Brown ]
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